Manchin is a conservative Democrat and has crossed party lines in the past. Most famously he voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he could potentially endorse President Trump for reelection just a week after he voted to convict the president for abuse of power, according to a report published Thursday.
“Everybody can change,” Manchin told Politico. “Maybe the president will change, you know? Maybe that uniter will come out, versus the divider.”
Manchin said that, although Trump did his best to unseat him in 2018, the two were having lunch together a week after his third-term reelection.
“He said: ‘I knew we couldn’t beat you,'” Manchin said of Trump. “And I said: ‘It wasn’t for lack of trying.’ Boom, it’s over, let it go. I did. I’m asking him to do the same thing I did. He tried to remove me.”